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WATCH: President Obama Honors Seattle Seahawks At The White House

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KHQ.COM - Our Super Bowl Champs are not only getting love from all of their 12th Man fans, they are also about to be welcomed to the White House by President Obama himself! President Obama honored the team just after 11am on Wednesday. He even held up a 12th man flag for a photo.

President Barack Obama congratulated the players and coaches for their triumphs in the field and their contributions to their community.
   
The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. Noting that some football analysts didn't see Seattle as a top-tier tem, Obama said he always roots for the underdog because, quote, "seeing folks overcome the odds excites me."
   
The celebration for the team  and by extension the NFL - came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious health problems.

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